Nigella Lawson has actually received a Bafta nomination for mee-cro-wah-vay

Nigella Lawson’s pronunciation of ‘microwave’ has officially been nominated for a Bafta. 

The chef – who recently became a hologram on MasterChef Australia – was turned into an immediate viral sensation after warming up milk in her ‘mee-cro-wah-vay’, for a mash potato dish.

But Nigella faces some stiff competition as one of six nominees up for the Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment Award, which is voted for by the public.

Also in the running is Diversity’s Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent, which saw a staggering uprising in support from ITV and its stars after a flock of Ofcom complaints. 

Lady Whistledown being revealed on Netflix’s Bridgerton, Chantelle Atkins’ death at the hands of Gray in EastEnders and Luke Skywalker’s shock appearance in Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian have also received nominations. 

The cast of Gogglebox tearing apart Boris Johnson’s press conferences completes the shortlist. 

David Bouchier, chief TV and entertainment officer at Virgin Media, said: ‘2020 was a year like no other and great television was at the heart of every moment that kept the nation connected, entertained and informed.

‘Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment recognises the TV moments that played such a powerful role in all of our lives throughout the past year.’ 

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Richard Ayoade, using a studio-based production due to the ongoing coronavirus social distancing expectations. 

The TV Baftas will be broadcast on BBC One on June 6.  

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